Roland T. Chua - Regional Vice President Leasing and Operations
Roland T. Chua is Regional Vice President, Leasing and Operations for Younan Properties' Houston portfolio and has 19 years in commercial real estate. He is responsible for two million square feet of office space. Since joining the organization, he has negotiated and finalized more than 250 leases comprising more than 1 million square feet. In addition, Mr. Chua is responsible for property tax administration and appeals for Younan's nationwide portfolio.
Through very aggressive tax appeals efforts, property value assessment for tax year 2007 and 2008 were reduced by $241.5 million and $223 million respectively, resulting in the reduction of property tax liabilities by an average of $6.7 million. He has experience in all phases of real estate asset management with P&L responsibility in office, retail and industrial leasing, property tax appeals, litigated rent collections, lender compliance, budgets and variances to due diligence in acquisitions and dispositions.
Prior to joining Younan, Mr. Chua worked for Regis Realty in Dallas for more than 10 years where he served as Vice President of Asset Management and also handled property tax administration of a 350 property portfolio consisting of office, retail, industrial warehouse, apartment and land with a combined market value of over $3.5 billion. From 1993 to 1997, he served as Vice President of Leasing for Micronesia Mall in Guam, USA, and finalized numerous leases with major retailers such as Calvin Klein, Denny's, Foot Locker and Payless Shoes. From 1989 to 1993, he was an asset manager for NationsBank (Bank of America) in Dallas. He is a graduate of the University of San Carlos, Philippines with a BSBA in Management and Economics.